Michael

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Michael Narkunski should have had an NYC accent, but watched too much Brady Bunch growing up, so sounds like he's from California. His very favorite TV shows often have titles taken from their main female characters: Buffy, Roseanne, Felicity, Xena, Daria. He will create one of his own once he finds a name not too weird and not too common (most likely Ursula). Also, Michael remains an undying fan of Todd Solondz, Mike Leigh, Stanley Kubrick, Charlie Kaufman and anyone else who spun their Jewish straw into a uniquely tortured gold.

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.04, “B.J. and the A.C.,” uses Christmas to try to right its wrongs

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.04, “B.J. and the A.C.,” uses Christmas to try to right its wrongs

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 4, “B.J. and the A.C.” Written by Damon Lindelof & Elizabeth Peterson Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter & Carl Franklin…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.03, “Two Planes and a Helicopter,” takes us to church, but fails to convert

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.03, “Two Planes and a Helicopter,” takes us to church, but fails to convert

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 3, “Two Planes and a Helicopter” Written by Damon Lindelof & Jacqueline Hoyt Directed by Keith Gordon Airs Sundays at…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.02, “Penguin One, Us Zero,” makes the show’s true origins known, by hiding everything

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.02, “Penguin One, Us Zero,” makes the show’s true origins known, by hiding everything

While the pilot was almost pure set up, and in this mostly disappointing second episode we have a further muddling of that set-up, what has…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.01, “Pilot,” calibrates an old story for major potential

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.01, “Pilot,” calibrates an old story for major potential

The best thing about The Leftovers is its premise, and not because it’s really that ingenious, or cool. Its rapture-based concept is ground that has…

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.13: “We Have Manners. We Are Polite.” is like two different shows in one

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.13: “We Have Manners. We Are Polite.” is like two different shows in one

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 13: “We Have Manners. We Are Polite.” Written by Jenji Kohan Directed by Contantine Makris Released Friday,…

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.12: “It Was the Change” makes sure you know menopause is a killer

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.12: “It Was the Change” makes sure you know menopause is a killer

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 12: “It Was the Change” Written by Sara Hess Directed by Phil Abraham Released Friday, June 6…

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.11: “Take a Break from Your Values” exposes the problems of the season through contrast

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.11: “Take a Break from Your Values” exposes the problems of the season through contrast

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 7: “Take a Break from Your Values” Written by Nick Jones Directed by Constantine Makris Released Friday,…

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.10: “Little Mustachioed Shit” teaches us what works and what doesn’t, Game of Thrones-style

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.10: “Little Mustachioed Shit” teaches us what works and what doesn’t, Game of Thrones-style

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 10: “Little Mustachioed Shit” Written by Sian Heder Directed by Jennifer Getzinger Released Friday, June 6 on…

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.09: “40 OZ of Furlough” finely reworks a basic series motto

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.09: “40 OZ of Furlough” finely reworks a basic series motto

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 9: “40 OZ of Furlough” Written by Lauren Morelli Directed by S.J. Clarkson Released Friday, June 6…

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.08: “Appropriately Sized Pots” makes good with a guard rotation and a refreshing prisoner focus

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.08: “Appropriately Sized Pots” makes good with a guard rotation and a refreshing prisoner focus

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 8: “Appropriately Sized Pots” Written by Alex Regnery & Hartley Voss Directed by Daisy Von Scherler Mayer…

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.07: “Comic Sans” excuses itself for not seizing the day

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.07: “Comic Sans” excuses itself for not seizing the day

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 7: “Comic Sans” Written by Sara Hess Directed by Andrew McCarthy Released Friday, June 6 on Netflix…

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.06: “You Also Have a Pizza” is marking characters and time

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.06: “You Also Have a Pizza” is marking characters and time

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 2: “You Also Have a Pizza” Written by Stephen Falk Directed by Allison Anders Released Friday, June…

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